Guest Columns
  • Lessons from a cave rescue

    July 13 2018 by Lonnie Wilkey | with 0 comments

    For nearly three weeks, the world’s attention has been focused on Thailand where 12 soccer players and their coach were trapped in a cave for 18 days. The boys escaped the cave with little time to spare as water pumps failed immediately after their rescue, flooding the area they had vacated.

  • The pro-choice language pro-lifers need to drop

    July 12 2018 by Aaron Wilson, Facts and Trends | with 0 comments

    “Have I really been sending mixed messages about when life begins?” Mary asked herself as she drove home from her coworker’s baby shower. Mary looked at her two kids through the rearview mirror and remembered the “Repeal Roe v. Wade” bumper sticker she had displayed on the back of her minivan.

  • Will missions solve your porn problem? No.

    July 11 2018 by Keelan Cook | with 0 comments

    Let me just come out and say it: pornography is a problem that impacts the mission field. In our #MeToo era, we’re used to seeing web articles speaking of the dangers of pornography. We hear – and it is most certainly true – that pornography is both the result of and fuel for the objectification of humanity.

  • Taking time to read the ‘times’

    July 10 2018 by Rudy Gonzalez | with 0 comments

    They say that hindsight is 20/20, but if that is so, why does the human race continue to commit the same mistakes history should have taught us to correct? You would think we would be the best equipped to finally get it right. After all, we, more than any previous generation, move the learning needle …

  • Unchanged amid transition

    July 6 2018 by Randy Davis | with 0 comments

    Transitions and changes are not the same. That’s important to keep in mind when considering the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).   READ MORE

  • A journey from Korea to the Army & beyond

    July 5 2018 by Paul Kim | with 0 comments

    Life is like a journey toward a destination. The apostle Paul describes it as a race (2 Timothy 4:7-8). For most of us, life is more a marathon than a sprint. Even so, God has fixed human life spans, usually around 70-80 years (Psalm 90:9-10), which is relatively short compared to the age of, say …

  • Humility & hope for the SBC

    July 3 2018 by J.D. Greear | with 0 comments

    Recently the Holy Spirit has been drawing me back to Matthew 16:13-20 again and again. After Peter confesses Jesus to be the Messiah, Jesus responds, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I also say to you that you …

  • Peru’s dream of a World Cup: A lesson for missions

    July 3 2018 by Jennifer Waldrep, IMB | with 0 comments

    Tears streamed down the cheeks of thousands of Peruvians who traveled to Russia only to see their World Cup dream end with an 0-1 loss to France at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg. Yet, what mattered – what Peruvians savored – is that after 36 years on the outside, their national soccer team contended as a World …

  • FOURTH OF JULY: My favorite holiday

    July 2 2018 by Daryl C. Cornett | with 0 comments

    Independence Day is my favorite holiday – an occasion to celebrate our country’s existence and have some mandatory fun!   There is nothing particularly religious about it, and that’s just fine. I like the family gatherings, cookouts, parades and fireworks.

  • This is our time

    June 29 2018 by Tony Wolfe | with 0 comments

    “This is our time,” young pastors and church leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention can be heard saying. And so it is. We now are on the shoulders of those who have come before us. And one day atop our shoulders the next generation will stand.

  • Spiritually fit

    June 28 2018 by Doug Metzger | with 0 comments

    If one of our children got into their 20s and still acted like a 2-year-old, we would have a big problem on our hands – worse still, if they got into their 30s and 40s and were still acting like immature children. Yet from a spiritual standpoint, how careless and complacent some can be toward their spiritual growth.

  • Needing qualified people

    June 27 2018 by Hance Dilbeck | with 0 comments

    Old football coaches have a saying: “It’s Jimmies and Joes not X’s and O’s that win football games. ”   A team might have an excellent game plan, creative formations and cutting-edge equipment, but if their players are untrained, weak and slow, they will not win many games.

  • My takeaways from SBC 2018

    June 25 2018 by Chris Hefner | with 0 comments

    I grew up going to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meetings. My father retired a few years ago from more than 40 years of ministry as a pastor of SBC churches. We attended SBC meetings as a family in cities like Atlanta and Orlando. Now, I attend as a senior pastor representing the SBC church I serve.

  • Winsomeness, personified

    June 22 2018 by Susie Hawkins | with 0 comments

    Our church had an active women’s ministry and was holding our very first women’s conference. I was excited because our main speaker was Marge Caldwell, famed speaker and teacher from Houston, Texas. Marge, who died in 2006 at age 91, had a huge national following and was known for her humor and wit, but she …

  • What makes a good mission team

    June 21 2018 by Keith Shorter, Mt. Airy Baptist Church | with 0 comments

    Churches all across America will be taking short-term mission trips this summer to places like Cleveland, Boston, Uganda and Thailand. Recently, I asked some missionaries, church planters and missions leaders a strategic question: What did the best mission teams do that made you glad they came? The insights listed below were gleaned from their answers.

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